Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is an inclusive programme that will transform the lives of a generation of children in South Sudan – especially girls and those in the margins of society– through education.

In 2018 there were 156,085 girls enrolled in Primary 1 (P1) but only 5,272 in Secondary 4 (S4). GESS is on a mission to change that. Here's how:



Behaviour Change Communication
Behaviour Change Communication

Creating an enabling social-cultural environment for supporting girls’ education through social and behaviour change communication through radio and community outreach.

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Cash Transfers
Cash Transfers

Direct payments made to girls regularly attending school to help them buy things they need, and contribute to poverty reduction in the family and the community.

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Capitation Grants
Capitation Grants

Providing reliable funding to schools to remove registration fees for students and parents, reduce the cost of education and encourage families to send their children to school.

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Quality Education
Quality Education

Offering practical support to schools, teachers and education managers to improve the quality of education, decrease drop-out and repetition rates.

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Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning
Knowledge, Evidence, Research & Learning

Studying and understand more about the issues that prevent girls from going to school, staying in school and learning while at school.

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Featured Posts

Cash Transfer Validation: Call to Action!

Round 2 of GESS Cash Transfers will soon be paid, but first, we must validate eligible girls across the country. This video imparts vital information on the validation process. We urge girls, parents, teachers and school managers to follow this guidance so that the process can run as smoothly as…

Let's Talk the International Day of the Girl Child 2020

This #DayOfTheGirl, we’re excited to announce the launch of the #LetsTalk campaign - a multinational response to the crisis of early and unintended pregnancy (EUP). Imagine a South Sudan where all adolescents are empowered with the knowledge, information, agency and support to prevent early and unintended pregnancy and reach their…

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